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Heritage Curriculum Writer

Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc., Saskatoon
Deadline: April 22, 2023 - June 15, 2023


Name: Julia Adamson

Phone: 306 380 5368




June 15, 2023

Cultural and Environmental Heritage Prairie Forest Guide App Editor Wanted

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. are seeking to build relationships with potential partners to develop this project. Contract payment $3,000 to build relationships with partners to develop this project with a project meeting in the forest In June / early July.

Seeking to bring an Indigenous perspective to interpreting the heritage and ecology of these areas for the purpose of a GPS interpretive app. This work will aim to support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons regarding perspectives on the land and provide the opportunity for cross-cultural learning about these lands and their history.

The GPS interpretive app aims to facilitate place-based learning for families, health and wellness enthusiasts, classrooms, nature lovers and greenspace park users. The Indigenous and Métis history of the land that is part of the afforestation areas is one aspect that needs to be included through virtual markers on the digital wayfinding app.

Skills and Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following skills and qualifications
• A qualified degree with hands on success and experience in outdoor/environmental education learning experiences.
• Knowledge and ability to render and submit reports / stories in a textual format such as Microsoft Word.
• Demonstrated ability to relate and apply knowledge of Aboriginal knowledge, culture and ethical standards to support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons regarding outdoor education opportunities in a public park space.
• Knowledge of Indigenous, Métis communities of Saskatoon and area as the two afforestation areas are situated on Treaty 6 territory.
• Communication - Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• The ability to develop the GPS interpretive app resource developed and validated by or in collaboration with First Nations, Métis, or Inuit Elders, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and/or authors
• Development of the GPS text to represent First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples by portraying them as existing not only in the past, as part of fiction, as part of the landscape, or inanimate objects
• Attention to the dialogue of the text to inclusion by not using discriminatory terms or does it instead refer to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples as distinct nation groups using appropriate terms
• Capacity to integrate contemporary content, perspectives, and ways of knowing authentically with traditional and historical contexts

To apply send in a resume, sample of your interpretive writing about natural areas to the email